poetry by j matthew waters


you moved your knight
outside your comfort zone
tempting my lady
to meet you halfway

your little entourage
failed to retool
as your ambitious attempts
proved to be futile

withdrawn into darkness
I tightened the noose
offering your freedom
with a false ransom

april two thousand thirteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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8 thoughts on “adjournment

  1. I caught this en passant so, as a pawn, I checked and came down from my ivory tower.

  2. Excellent poem, I love the chess reference.

  3. Tricky indeed! Thank-you!

  4. melanietoulouse on said:

    splendid charade… chess may be(come) a maze, too… 🙂

    Glad I’ve come across your awesome blog… I love poetry!
    Friendly greetings from Toulouse, France, my very best and tons of inspiration!
    Have a serene day! Respectful regards, Mélanie

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